032817-Abstracted Mai Tai

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So this is the final artwork for a potential design for a glassware design. Well I do not think this is going to turn into glassware – since the design of the event has changed – but who knows!

It doesn’t really matter – b/c I LOVE this!

The work itself is  roughly 5″ x 11.5″

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031217 – Mai Tai glassware status

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So made a little progress on this today. I kinda like this layout – but it does need a little tweaking. I still have the sugar to add. If this layout stays close to this – I am leaning towards making the sugar the same color as the background shapes (the rum). I am toying with a different sugar shape as well…. We will see if I can get back into the studio around some appointments and upcoming snow.

030617 – Jasper’s Rum Punch

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{click for larger version} Wow – it has been awhile since I have made a cocktail artwork. So I was thinking I wanted to drink a really good rum punch, so I started looking for recipes. Well I made one last night and it was OK. I like this artwork better than the drink I made. This is a simple recipe – Ice, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice with 2 dashes of bitters and grated nutmeg and some beautiful mint for garnish. I saw several recipes that had touch of grenadine and some with a splash of orange juice too. When I made me drink last night I added a bit of blood orange and it was pretty good!!

The work itself is  roughly 5″ x 7″

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l-r : Jasper’s Rum Punch, Chartreuse Swizzle, 151 Swizzle, Shruken Skull, Daiquiri, Mojito, Zombie, Navy Grog, Mai Tai (my drink menu continues to expand)

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030517 – Rum Punch Status

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I started to think about cocktails I wanted to drink this weekend and I thought I want a really basic rum punch. This can be a very complicated cocktail – but it can be a pretty simple one too. I have seen 2 variants I am most interested in

1 of sour                1 sweet
2 of sweet            2 sour
3 of strong           3 of strong
4 of weak             4 of weak

I will just need to taste test both!!! The week in both recipes is ice/water. This can be a pretty deceptively strong drink!!

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022517 – Glassware design

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So I have an opportunity to possibly turn one of the cocktail artworks into a design for a Double Old Fashioned glass. So here is a sketch I’ve come up with for it. It is somewhat modified from the original artwork I made. I like the overall design here – but need to rework it for colors. I am planning on cutting all of the parts out and scanning them in individually to vectorize them to work with them directly in Illustrator. I will also need to modify it so it will look good with only 3 colors. But it is a start…

This isn’t a done deal – but I am hopeful!! I would love to see this happen!!!

Here is the original Abstract Cocktail piece this is based.
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